SNFs, Be Ready for Oct. HCPCS Level II Update
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructed contractors, Sept. 13, to update their lists of HCPCS Level II codes excluded from the consolidated billing provision of the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS). The update, required by changes to the coding system, adds the following three HCPCS Level II codes:
|J9033||Injection, bendamustine HCl, 1 mg||Oct. 11, 2011|
|G0121||Colorectal cancer screening; colonoscopy on individual not meeting criteria for high risk||Jan. 1, 2011|
|J0894||Injection, decitabine, 1 mg||Jan. 1, 2011|
Medicare contractors will reprocess claims affected by this update, when brought to their attention.